The Tragedy of John Brown in Pop Culture

Featured Illustration: Laura Lannes When I heard that Showtime was creating a show centered around John Brown, I cannot lie, I was very excited. John Brown is one of the most fascinating historical figures in American history, not just for what he did, but because of how Americans across generations have seen him, praised him,…

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You Are.

Featured Illustration: Sebastian Biggeri You’d rather plant roots Than search for them What are trees made of Whatever you cannot deny  Is it the immigrant experience Or just experience  Do I trivialize it by wondering if it’s just another way to soul-search This is a process You are the process Henna like lace over your…

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Parasocial Breakups are Tough – But Here’s Why They’re Necessary

Take it from someone who devoted the entirety of their preteen years to a band halfway across the globe — stan culture is a perplexingly addictive thing. I was eleven-years-old when I could recall any One Direction lyric for you in my sleep, identify a song within two seconds of the opening instrumental. I could…

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A Portrait of Respectability

Many years ago, my grandmother took her two children off to a photographic studio to have their portraits taken. In the fragile photograph that is now more than 80 years old, my father poses on an oversized chair, slightly leaning into his older sister who is standing next to him. I am intrigued that my…

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The Dangers of Being a Woman in Pakistan

Featured Illustration: Amani Haydar Women in Pakistan have a long history of mistreatment due to the patriarchal society that is still very much alive, not only in Pakistan but in several other countries as well. Pakistan is known to be the sixth most dangerous country for women. A few examples of issues women face in…

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Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America: A Book Review

Featured Image: Bloomberg CityLab Bengali Harlem — a reconstructed narrative of the long-forgotten South Asians in America. Do you know about the fate of those South Asians who had to deal with the newly built immigration process? Bengali Harlem by Vivek Bald is about the historical migration and assimilation of South Asians in America —…

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Our Willingness To Give Up Fast Fashion

Featured Image: Tomas Munita Throughout 2020, infographics have been the new favourite method to deliver information for Instagram users. They’re clear, concise, and quick to digest, catching the eye with bright colours and bold fonts. A topic that infographics touch upon frequently is fast fashion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gaia…

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A Paradelle: La Catrina Comes Tonight

Featured Image: Tim Tadder and Krisztianna The night sways again, placing me to sleep The night sways again, placing me to sleep Kingdom comes, my soul to save Kingdom comes, my soul to save My soul, the night sways again. Sleep comes placing me to save the kingdom.   As I rest my head on…

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Safety on Halloween

Featured Image: Alex Simpson One of the holidays most looked forward to in American culture, Halloween is observed and celebrated by many. However, are the practices of Halloween warranted, or are people simply submitting to celebrating in fear of being left out?  Halloween originates from ancient Irish Pagan practices. Simply put, the Pagans believed that…

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